ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Indian Education Scene and the Public Gap

Despite expert advocacy of an increase in the share of public expenditure on education in India's GNP, the share declined from 4.1 to 3.8 per cent between 1990-91 and 1991-96. Of this expenditure elementary education accounts for less than half - against the two-thirds plus deemed necessary. At least in respect of elementary education it should be possible, given political will, to bridge the resources gap.

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